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Poster: DeadATL Date: Jun 26, 2013 2:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: '77 in Rolling Stone

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-grateful-deads-greatest-year-20130626

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Poster: Reade Date: Jun 27, 2013 5:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '77 in Rolling Stone

Link at bottom of article is to my favorite piece of journalism on the Daed ever, a 1969 RS cover story:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/good-old-grateful-dead-19690823


By Michael Lydon
August 23, 1969
"But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilise me and I can't stand it. I been there before."
– Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn


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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Jun 27, 2013 5:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '77 in Rolling Stone

Anyone else finding it hard to believe that Garcia's salary was cut due to the Rakow fiasco?

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Poster: Reade Date: Jun 27, 2013 5:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '77 in Rolling Stone

Absolutely. And that it was 250.00 to begin with! And that Lesh was drinking to escape a troubled marriage. Fact checkers need not apply to RS.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Jun 27, 2013 6:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '77 in Rolling Stone

I think the $250 a week was in the realm of possibility.
That was probably a decent salary at the time, and the band hadn't really hit the financial big time yet.

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Poster: Pat Buzby Date: Jul 3, 2013 6:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '77 in Rolling Stone

The Lesh drinking bit comes from his book.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jul 3, 2013 1:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '77 in Rolling Stone

"...I started out on Heineken but soon hit the harder stuff"

during Phil's Tom Thumbs in the late 80's/early 90's was in reference to that period.

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Poster: Reade Date: Jul 3, 2013 1:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '77 in Rolling Stone

I get the drinking part. I was questioning the being married part.I don't think Phil was married in the 70s.

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Poster: Pat Buzby Date: Jul 4, 2013 7:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '77 in Rolling Stone

As I recall he said in his book he was married and that he broke the rule, never marry a woman you meet at a bar.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jun 26, 2013 4:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '77 in Rolling Stone

It's so cute when Rolling Stone writes about the Grateful Dead...

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Jun 26, 2013 10:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '77 in Rolling Stone

Classic photograph


photo grateful-dead-1977_zps85a033df.jpg

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jun 27, 2013 4:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '77 in Rolling Stone

And the answer to the proposition, no.

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Jun 28, 2013 8:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '77 in Rolling Stone

I always wondered why the whole '77 thing doesn't resonate with me like other years do, this quote kind of explains it for me:

"Everyone wanted to say, 'All right, this is the time to make a statement and not just be a psychedelic weirdo hippie band.'"



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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 28, 2013 10:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '77 in Rolling Stone

Come for the experience, stay for the psychedelic weirdo hippie band.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Jul 1, 2013 9:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '77 in Rolling Stone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds_czmAJah4

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jun 27, 2013 8:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '77 in Rolling Stone

Always interesting to see how the press treats them . The Dead movie and Englishtown did sort of wake them up , and the Egypt tour got some more attention . In the mid 70's, at a time when they were playing some of their best music, they were sort of ignored . This was the era of Led Zep, Tull, Elton John, etc . On the critics list were people like Springsteen ,or the early New Wave acts . The Dead were these anachronistic relics, that played boring music .
Clearly I am biased, but boy were they missing something .